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Research Associate (f/m/d) for the project "cliccs - climate, climatic change, and society"
The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences invite applications for 3
research associates for the project
"cliccs - climate, climatic change, and society"
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The positions in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commence on 1. July 2019.
This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until 31. December 2025. The position calls for 39 hours per week.
CLICCS is an ambitious research program at Universität Hamburg and its partner institutions. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), it is part of Germany's Excellence Strategy.
The program aims to understand climate changes, taking into account internal variability, extreme events, and unexpected side effects, addressing the natural and social spheres as well as their interactions. Thus CLICCS' overarching research question is: which climate futures are possible and which are plausible? CLICCS will investigate how climate changes and how society changes with it, thereby feeding back on climate. It will identify those climate futures that are consistent with both climate and social dynamics (possible), and those we expect to unfold with appreciable probability (plausible).
CLICCS offers accompanying measures to help scientists thrive through all stages of their careers.
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue research and further academic qualifications outside regular working hours.
The persons holding these posts will play crucial roles in providing the CLICCS synthesis, which will be centred on an annual assessment of ongoing climate research toward the CLICCS research question on possible and plausible climate futures. In collaboration with the CLICCS spokespersons and Theme leaders, the postholders will review and assess new results, both within CLICCS and outside, and synthesize these results in the annual Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook. The work entails all aspects toward the Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook, from the ongoing review of relevant literature and other assessments, to the collection of relevant results from the individual CLICCS projects, to the interaction with internal and external experts providing annual assessments through dedicated workshops. It is foreseen that some specific synthesis results will be published separately in peer-reviewed journals.
A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate. The positions require self-motivated, collaborative thinkers who seek and create opportunities and who are able to plan, organize, and execute multi-task problems to meet deadlines. A doctorate is required, as is the demonstrated ability to publish research findings through the relevant outlets in the chosen field. The positions demand a disciplinary background in one of the fields relevant to CLICCS, such as social science, economics, carbon cycle research, or climate physics; and in addition the willingness and the ability to work in a broad interdisciplinary context. Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English are essential; communication skills in German would be an asset
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).
Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
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